Dainis Graveris

Role: Integrator of Company's vision

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

2 in 1 – Stunning 3D Ice Text Effect Tutorial

Posted in Text Effects, Tutorials • Posted on 31 Comments

I wanted to create very natural Ice text separately and later add it to iceberg image. In this tutorial we will learn to use different filter settings, create 3D text effect, different layer styles and much more! I hope it’s not too complex, I tried to keep it as simple as possible.

Scroll down the page to see finished result we will accomplish!

And just be sure to check out this tutorial and join me to these simple steps !!!

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What Screen Resolution We Should Design For?

Posted in Tips, Web Design • Posted on 20 Comments

I always struggled at first when I needed to decide, which resolution to design for. So first thing We would need to ask ourselves is  – who we will design for, what’s really our audience? That’s not important only to which resolution create our document, but how big our fonts must be and which browsers we must support. Now the vast majority uses computers with 1024×768 px resolution. But that doesn’t mean, that You should create design in 1024×768 resolution too and You got all that space available to use.

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50 Awesome And Creative Business Cards

Posted in Inspiration • Posted on 47 Comments

Business cards are cards representing company or individual bearing business information like company’s or individual’s name,  address, e-mail, telephone number etc. Usually business cards are simple – black text on white background – including just main information and company’s logotype, but there are many other creative business cards standing out and really taking attention. I took a special interest in these kind of business cards, so here is my list about the most awesome and creative business cards, I’ve ever seen.

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Xara 3D Review – Easy 3D Text Animation

Posted in Tools, Web Design • Posted on 15 Comments

So what really is Xara 3D?

Xara 3D is simple 3D animation program, which is very easy to use and it’s great program for beginners or people, who just wants fast and amazing outcome. Graphic designers usually use this program to create nice 3D text, then export it to Photoshop for example and add some spice. Xara 3D serves well also for clean 3D logos,buttons creation. Program is really light weighted too, installation file is just 25mb small! If You hear about Xara 3D first time, then just keep reading and You’ll understand what’s this program capable of.

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9 Useful Image Hosting Services Reviewed

Posted in Tools, Web Design • Posted on 23 Comments

Why to bother uploading images elsewhere? Images and videos takes usually the biggest time to load and takes space. For videos solution is youtube and  similar services, offering to upload videos on their database – so You don’t need to be agitated about loading time, because I am sure that they own the best hosting possibly available.

The same is about images – if You have limited loading speed and space, where You are hosting, You can just choose to upload images at different services so You don’t need to bother Yourself anymore thinking about all those limitations.

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300+ Jquery, CSS, MooTools and JS navigation menus

Posted in Coding, Coding, Freebies, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Tutorials • Posted on 63 Comments

If You are web developer great navigation menus always comes handy. I united this list for people like me, who sometimes wants to do job fast and choose from already prepared examples, which are easy to use. So here are many resources starting from very simple HTML and CSS navigation menus, until very complicated and advanced jQuery, JavaScript and MooTools techniques used to get maximal control with fading, sliding, dragging etc. effects. Be sure to bookmark this site for later use!

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Wayback machine – history of Internet

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design • Posted on 3 Comments

For this time I wanted to share with one more like fun web site. This websites is building digital library of Internet sites and other digital form resources. As for me – this resource page took me big interest, because in 1998 or 2000 I didn’t even know much about Internet – now we have a chance to look how design and web developing is evolving. There is 85 billion pages out there.

Just type in URL in form and go way back..!

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15 Excellent Free Font Resources

Posted in Fonts, Freebies • Posted on 17 Comments

I wanted to share web pages where to find great free fonts, so I looked after the most popular web pages where to find some. If You don’t know how to install one, it’s easy:

a) Windows XP – put font into C:/windows/fonts directory;
b) Windows Vista – right-click on the font files, then click “Install”;
c) Mac OS X – double-click the font file, then click  “Install font” button.

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The best RSS readers for bloggers : NewsGator’s RSS readers and more

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design • Posted on 10 Comments

At start I wanted to make a list of  the most used desktop based RSS readers, but as I searched through the Internet, I found out automatically the best choice for me and I am ready to tell You why and maybe I will persuade You too. Yes, and all other RSS readers just stand behind – for me Google Reader, Netvibes or Bloglines just didn’t work out. And yeah, at the start I must say actually there is not one right choice – what to use, it’s all dependent from Your own situation.

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250+ Shiny and Free RSS Feed Icons

Posted in Freebies, Icons • Posted on 20 Comments

Few days from now on, we really got inspired with great artworks. Today it will be little different – I wanted to create one of the biggest RSS Feed icon collections hopefully. I looked over huge amount of resources and hand picked most amazing icons I found.  RSS icons are one of the most known sign – every blogger tries to get more traffic and subscribers – no matter what You write about, everybody needs some traffic to make some money. It’s very important to get more regular readers for everybody, so what can be better than gorgeous RSS icon, welcoming new readers to subscribe!? I am sure one You will find something useful here! Lets get started!

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